Barclays Center Women's Invitational
Barclays Center - Brooklyn, N.Y.
Nov. 29-30, 2013
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Friday, Nov. 29 Games
GAME 1 - 9:30 AM CT
Michigan 82, Texas Tech 71
GAME 2 - 12:00 PM CT
LSU 69, Rutgers 65
Saturday, Nov. 30 Games
GAME 1 - 6:30 PM CT
Rutgers vs. Texas Tech
GAME 2 - 8:30 PM CT
LSU vs. Michigan

10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 30

Michigan Sneaks Past Tech

It was a hard-fought game til the end but Michigan found ways to pull ahead late after some good runs by Texas Tech and beat the Lady Raiders, 82-71, in the opening game at the Barclays Center Women's Invitational. Junior guard Amber Battle scored a career-high 23 points and freshmen Jasmine Caston had a career-high 15 to go with Minta Spears' 10. The Lady Raiders hung around the Barclays Center to see the first half of the LSU-Rutgers game - one which was eventually won by the Lady Tigers, pitting Rutgers and Texas Tech against each other at 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday.
The team rested throughout the afternoon and even got in some study hall time before going out to eat at SoCo in Brooklyn. It was an amazing dinner and most got their first taste of Chicken and waffles. Now the girls are rested and ready to take on the Scarlet Knights tonight. Follow along on social media and use hashtag #LadyRaidersNYC.

Eating dinner at SoCo in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Eating dinner at SoCo in Brooklyn, N.Y.

9:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 28

A Day To Remember

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It was truly a Thanksgiving for the Lady Raiders to always remember. The team got in their final tune-up before playing its first game against Michigan at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The team then boarded the bus and headed to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. It was an incredible sight to see where the twin towers stood up until 12 years ago. Most of the team was 9 years old or younger on Sept. 11, 2001. It marked a return trip to the Big Apple for the program and head coach Candi Whitaker, who was a player at Tech when the Lady Raiders played in New York just 100 days after 9/11.
The team then visited Chinatown and did a little early Thanksgiving shopping before heading to 230 Fifth Restaurant, just north of the Flatiron District in New York City. The food and view were something special for all those in attendance to remember. Who could complain with a view of the New York skyline and Empire State Building on Thanksgiving night.
After dinner, the team and staff retreated back to the hotel in Brooklyn to watch the Texas Tech-Texas football game together before retiring for the night to prepare for Friday's game.
You can follow along on twitter @TechGameday and @traviscram for updates during the game and be sure to check back at TexasTech.com for a full recap with video, photos and stats after the game.

Thanksgiving dinner at 230 Fifth in New York City.

Texas Tech coaching staff at Thanksgiving dinner at 230 Fifth in New York City.

11:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27

Fun in Times Square

Well it has been a fun first night in the Big Apple. The team got a chance to see the city for the first time and walk around Times Square before eating dinner at Dave and Buster's and then enjoying "The Lion King" on Broadway. The show was unbelievable with all the amazing set designs and costumes and, oh yes - the music and acting was second to none. Now it's off to bed and back at it in the morning for the team's first practice at the Barclays Center - the final preparation before taking on Michigan at 9:30 a.m. CT Friday. Follow along on social media and use hashtag #LadyRaidersNYC.

On Broadway in New York for The Lion King!

1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27

Practice No. 1 in the books

The Lady Raiders are done with their first practice in New York City and are ready to go see the sights and sounds of the city today. The players and staff will head to Times Square in a bit to see Rockefeller Center, the shops, dinner at Dave and Buster's then Broadway for the Lion King. Follow along on social media and use hashtag #LadyRaidersNYC.

The Lady Raiders practicing at New York-Poly

11:50 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26


The Lady Raiders have arrived in New York City safely after a full day of travel and are ready to hit the beds and get some well-deserved rest before the team holds its first off-campus practice this season. Then the Lady Raiders will hit the town on Wednesday to see Times Square, the Rockefeller Center & Broadway to see the "The Lion King."
You can follow the Lady Raiders on all their adventures in NYC by clicking on the Twitter links above and also check back here for photo galleries and videos throughout the week.

The Lady Raiders are ready to take on New York City!

2:15 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26

Texas Tech is at the airport and ready to board the plane to Dallas and then it is on to Brooklyn, New York for the Barclays Center Women's Invitational. Some of the girls are already having some fun with each other and taking pics. Follow along on social media and use hashtag #LadyRaidersNYC and #WreckEmNYC

In the airport getting ready to head to Dallas then on to NYC!

The Texas Tech women's basketball managers are ready to go!


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